Everglades survival Guide BY: Tristan Bristow By : Tristan Bristow
Wetlands • Wetlands are lands that have many trees and are wet as you know. Some of the examples of wetlands are bogs, swamps, and marshes. Wetlands are like a bridge to land and water. The wetlands are one of the most productive ecosystems . To be called a wetland, an area must be filled or soaked with water at least part of the year. swamp Bog marsh
weather • .sunny • .rains frequently • .warm • .cloudy • .partly cloudy • .stormy • in the 70’s- 80’s • lowest 60’s
supplies • I will need... • .bug spray • .umbrella • .knife • .tough shoes • .strong pants • .long-sleeve shirts • .first aid kit • .a lot of food/fruit , light meats • .water bottle with it’s own filter • .snake stick • .fishing rod/net
How to use supplies • bug spray : used to spray on yourself so bugs won’t bite • long-sleeve shirts : used to wear and to keep warm and protects you from cuts • first-aid kit : used to carry things needed incase of getting hurt/ill/sick • A lot of food : used to eat and keeps you from starving • Water bottle with it’s own filter : used to filter water so it’s drinkable , will also help with thirst • fishing rod/net : will help catch fish so I can eat
Introduced Species Introduced species pose a serious threat to the ecosystems of south Florida including the Everglades. Native to other locations, introduced species are introduced to new areas through human activities . These species were originally , food sources, ornamentals, or as biological controls. These species are able to outcompete native flora and fauna for food and space due to lack of population controls such as predators and disease.
Burmese python • The Burmese pythons are unique in that they’re an apex predator species . They are the top of the food chain , with no natural predators of their own. They're eating deer , wood storks, and hurting raccoons and rabbits. The Burmese pythons can grow up to 23 feet long and can weigh up to 200 pounds . They are a small part of a nationwide invasive species problem.
dangerous species • .American alligator • .Burmese python • . American crocodile • .eastern indigo snake • . Florida panther • .green anaconda • .Swamp snake • .Water snake • .mosquitoes • .spiders
American alligator • The American alligator is a rare success story of an endangered animal not only saved from extinction but now thriving. State and federal protections, habitat preservation efforts, and reduced demand for alligator products have improved the species' wild population to more than one million and growing today.
steps to surviving a constrictor attack • 1.Avoid an encounter by keeping alert for snakes. • 2.Fend off the snake with your snake stick if it approaches. • 3.Stay calm if the snake loops around you. If you relax, it may not attempt to constrict you-- in fact, it may just be curious. Struggling, however, prompts the snake to squeeze. • 4.Wrap your non-dominant arm around your ribs for stability and protection. • 5.Take slow, shallow breaths as the snake uses breathing as a cue for constriction. • 6.Grab the snake's head with your free hand, and pull it backwards to unwind the coil.